THE SHATTERING EFFECT
The Price of Ego
THE JAILBIRD'S DAUGHTER
J. D. Neill hated the cold in England—the country of her birth.
After a holiday in the sunshine, she spent two years in Italy and traveled on to teach English in the Middle East. There, she found a vibrant lifestyle, with no indication the country was on the brink of civil war. As a hostage, her sense of normality and sanity came through keeping a diary. The written word was an escape and would become her future. Fleeing civil war, like many before her, she discovered America, the land of her dreams. There, she contributed occasional articles for a west coast magazine, produced some theatre before a spell back in Europe to package, and promote films. A friend suggested she reinvent one of her spec scripts, and after a lengthy gestation, in 2019, her first novel Disintegration was born. Chameleon, Unraveling, and Loophole followed in 2020, and The Shattering Effect, and Downfall, in early 2021. The Captive will be available in July 2021, and The Jailbird’s Daughter—A Memoir, will also be released in 2021. Being hidden away during the pandemic, writing has once again proved to be a salvation. Fortunately, the ideas continue to present themselves, percolate, and refuse to leave, until they are given life--on paper.
What people are saying...
A gripping story of survival. I am only half-way through and don't want to put it down.
I really enjoyed the character development throughout this story. It shows the power of human survival in extreme situations. Well done ...more
This is a colourful, emotional, exciting & sexy novel. Covering the story of two young people caught up in the complex machinations of the troubled times in Beirut, Lebanon in the 1970's . I can almost smell the streets and hear the sounds of that great city through the story. Ticks all of my boxes for a great, intoxicating read.
Engrossing crime mystery drama with plenty of twists and surprises all the way with whopper ending. Well constructed. A fun read. Real page turner. It'll keep you reading.
So many twists and turns I couldn’t put it down. Read over a few days at every opportunity, I was gripped by the story line and the personal dramas of each character. This would make a great movie!
I found myself so absorbed by the story, that I read non stop, finished the book within 7 hours. I loved the unpredictable story...
Amazing storyteller! Waiting for her 3rd book.
A Baker's Dozen.
Wanted you to know how much
I enjoyed Unravelling - a page-turner and once started I
couldn't put it down. I really felt
I was in that hospital bed with Maggie and remembering
those 9 husbands!
The ending was a good one and one I hadn't expected.
A thoroughly enjoyable novel told through the thoughts of a coma patient, most unusual and rather addictive in that I found it hard to put down once I started reading it. So many different characters, and dry/smart humor in the thoughts of the victim, a most enjoyable read. It is the third one from this author, looking forward to the next one
Another very imaginative mystery from J. D. Neill. Very smart, well constructed. Keeps moving and keeps you guessing. One must admire the author for coming up with plots like this. I have read all her books and am always pleased. I admire the author's ability to create word pictures. Her books all have a cinematic quality. They invite you to "be in the picture". As they say, a page turner.
The Orphan Killers
As always reading J.D.Neill's books, I don't want the story to end. The LOOPHOLE is no exception. I just loved this one, she is so beautifully creative, taking the reader with her to every scene that she writes about. I simply loved it, looking forward to the next book.
I just finished reading Loophole,
J D Neill’s 4th book. Each of her novels is highly engrossing but totally different to each other. Loophole is a fascinating tale that again kept me turning the pages. It moves from California to the South Pacific and follows investigator’s efforts to solve a series of ‘victimless murders.’ The story has its share of twists and turns, life for women in jail, an evolving romance or two, and interesting characters. I thoroughly recommend it.
Loophole: The Orphan Killers: by J. D. Neill is an amazing story that I have loved reading.
This is the first time I have ever read anything by this author and it definitely will not be the last. I am so hooked on the way the story was written and can not wait to read more.
I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about murder's and mysteries on their stories.
The Shattering Effect
A brilliantly written story that keeps the reader wanting to turn the pages, the author continues to engage with this book, as with the earlier ones. The storyline is actually a tightly wound cord that the reader untwists by progressing page by page to learn where the strands lead.
Another amazing, unexpected, unusual, exciting, well written story by j.d.neill . I loved it from the beginning to the end. Anxious to read the next book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this intriguing and unusual story.
It skilfully and seamlessly wove-in modern events with interesting characters, exotic backgrounds, and places.
A page-turning tale.
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Murder for Profit is a growing family business,
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© 2019 by J. D. Neill.